Venia's Tuna Salad Recipe -
Venia's Tuna Salad Recipe
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Venia's Tuna Salad

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"This is a great salad, especially for the summer. My boyfriend loves it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and salt. Stir in the lettuce, onion, tomato and tuna until all ingredients are coated. Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2005

Great tuna salad. I also added some eggs and used low fat sour cream instead of mayo. Very easy to make. Thank you.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2007

I made this in hopes that it would be a pleasent twist to the traditional tuna salad. The recipe as is however has far too much lettuce in it for me to consider it a tuna salad , it is more of a garden salad with tuna. I made it a second time using less then a half a head of lettuce and substituted the salt for garlic powder to taste and it went over much better with the family.

Apr 19, 2012

Nice take on tuna salad and great for a low-carb light meal! I loved the concept, but I did change this up as I thought the amounts of the ingredients listed might be a bit much. For a 6 oz. can of tuna I used about 2 Tbsp. of Hellman's light mayo, 1 Tbsp. of chopped celery, 2 tsp. of chopped red onion, a little garlic powder, salt, pepper, and a splash of red wine vinegar. I let that chill while I hollowed out a large tomato and made a bed of lettuce on a plate. I then spooned the chilled tuna salad inside the tomato and served it with a couple slices of melba toast. This turned out to be a really good low fat lunch that I didn't have to feel guilty about!

Mar 15, 2004

Excellent. To make it a day ahead, I add all ingredients except the lettuce. When we're ready to eat, I add the lettuce.

Jan 17, 2003

This is my favorite tuna salad recipe from here. I don't eat onions, so I left those out, and used fat-free mayo, but other than that, this recipe is perfect. Quick, easy, simple, and tastes great. Spoon some into a hollowed out tomato and it's a perfect meal for dieters and those who just like a good tuna salad. I gave it 5 stars in all categories. Since I started making this and taking it to work on our pot-luck events, it's a solid hit with everyone!

Aug 29, 2002

This is a salad that you want to serve right away so lettuce doesn't get soggy. It is very delicious. Will make again.

Dec 27, 2005

Easy and tasty, but a bit bland. A good shake of garlic powder gave it the flavor it needed.

Apr 09, 2005

I like this recipe and it's SO easy! I added fresh ground pepper when I made it. The next time I make it, I will reduce the mayo a bit and maybe add egg, celery, or chick peas.


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  • Calories
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 44.4 g
  • 68%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 13.5 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 646 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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